The cost of Prospect Park’s new Lakeside Center has risen to $75 million, according to an article in the Daily News. The project will involve replacing the current Wollman Rink, pictured above, with two new rinks, a roller rink for summer months, water features, new roadwork and a parking lot. Last year the cost of the new recreation center was pegged at $50 million, but the president of the Prospect Park Alliance says the project has become more expensive as new details, like the parking lot, have been added. The proposal has been allocated $22.5 million in taxpayer dollars by Mayor Bloomberg, Borough President Marty Markowitz and the City Council, and park officials expect to get more funding from the city as well as through private donations. The whole shebang needs to be approved by the Parks Dept. and LPC before moving forward, and a Prospect Park spokesperson said that he’s confident funding will be in place by the time all the necessary approvals are granted. At present, construction on Lakeside Center is supposed to start in 2010 and be completed the following year.
Prospect Park Rink Redo Price Tag Spins Up to $75M [NY Daily News]
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